Apple Cider Vinegar For Weight Loss
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is used in household for almost everything: from cutlery cleaning to salad dressings. Its main ingredient is acetate acid; it also contains vitamins and minerals. A number of scientific studies confirmed the benefits of apple cider vinegar for some health conditions such as normalizing the blood pressure, lowering the risk of heart disease, lowering cholesterol level. It can also help with diabetes since it lowers the blood glucose level.
Using ACV for weight loss is not something new: it was used for this purpose for thousands of years. A research showed that a small amount of vinegar added to food can help you feel fuller compared with eating the same amount of food without the vinegar.
For weight loss purposes it is recommended to drink a glass of water with 1-2 tablespoons of ACV before meals 2-3 times a day. You can also add it to salads.
Some risks associated with the ACV consumption:
ACV contains acetic acid that can damage your digestive tract. Take it only diluted in high quantities of juice or water as described above. From my personal experience I do not recommend it in a supplement form because supplements can damage the stomach lining.
It can interact with drugs that you take for heart disease or diabetes. If you are on any medication, ask your doctor before consuming ACV three times a day.
The prolonged regular use can also cause other complications. It can interact, for example with potassium levels in the body.
The key is not to treat it as a weight loss miracle product and use it in moderation. Consume ACV 2-3 days a week along with other weight loss techniques for maximum results.
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